Business Structure Database (BSD)

General Information

Data type Administrative data: Individual business registration data
Country UK
Years 1997-2014
Data depositor Office for National Statistics
Principal investigator Office for National Statistics
Analysis unit Businesses in the United Kingdom registered for VAT and/or PAYE in 1997-2014
Spatial unit Wards (Electoral) Government Office Regions Unitary Authorities (England) Output Areas Training and Enterprise Councils Westminster Parliamentary Constituencies Postcode (Unit) Postcode (Unit) [anonymised] British National Grid Super Output Areas (Lower Layer) Super Output Areas (Middle Layer) Travel to Work Areas NUTS-V Areas Local Authority Districts Counties
Sampling method No sampling (total universe)
Data collection method Compilation or synthesis of existing material
Weight No
Access UK Data Service
Reference number SN 6697
Cost No
Available documentation
Notes This dataset is a yearly 'snapshot' of the IDBR by the ONS Virtual Micro-data Laboratory (VML)

Variable Information - About the business

Number of employees in business Yes
Legal status of business Yes
VAT registration status Yes
Annual turnover Yes
Type of business Registered for VAT and/or PAYE
Number of clients
Home based
Home-based measurement 1
Survey Response items 1
Home-based measurement 2
Survey Response items 2

Variable Information - About the owner

Self employed
Employee director
Employs others